This is my personal week in review, shared out for anyone and everyone.
The Big Takeaway from this Past Week
I spent the entire week recovering from semi-binging in Vegas. What was a regular weekend as a young man is a week-long setback for an old one. Nathan turned into a fourth grader. My knee ached when I ran.
As old and mature as I was feeling, these five things are my big takeaway from the past week. Consider them closely.
- Anywhere kids are present
- Sporting events
- Anywhere near loud people in restaurants
- Festivals and Fairs
- Anywhere with Dancing or Group Fitness
Those are my top five places to fart, ranked in order.
Probably Inappropriate Internet Content I Shared with My Kids This Week
What I Read This Past Week That’s Worth Sharing
Years ago I was one of the first people in Utah, probably in the country, to be a full-time social media strategist. Yelp was in its infancy back then, but I saw the opportunity and potential. To make myself an expert I began reviewing restaurants. I knew nothing about food and running a restaurant, but that didn’t stop me from throwing my opinion out there. Positive or negative.
Today my account is still active, and outside of one really egregious experience that warranted a shitty review, I’ve deleted most everything except for 4- and 5-star reviews. Why?
This article outlines much of it better than I can. Yelp is serious business. Positive and negative reviews sway thousands of dollars each direction. Amateur reviews are inspired by polar experiences – extremely bad, extremely good.
I don’t actively review on Yelp, but I do use it to discover new places. The key is finding places with a lot of reviews. Everything else, you need to experience for yourself.
What I’m Grateful for This Week
- The Thunder squandered a 3-1 lead and were eliminated by Golden State. What would’ve been a month-long funk previously was reduced to a sad couple hours this week. I’m grateful for perspective.
- From four days without to four consecutive days with meditation
- Chadwick Boseman’s replication of James Brown’s dancing in Get on Up
- Lori’s volunteerism. She spent more hours in Nathan’s classroom than anyone who isn’t a student or teacher
- Nathan’s crack-up laugh. He stands up, grabs his crotch, rolls around a bit. I kind of do the same thing.
- Anna routinely asks for me to read at story time. My kids love their mama above all, which is great, but it hits me hard when they ask for me.
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